If you watched the Maybot over the weekend, she promises that the Tories are now listening to young people( now that they know they vote!), I say too little too late. lets examine their record:-
- On education we(Labour) will create a National Education Service that will be free to access for young and old alike, starting at early years through to life-long learning and adult skills. This is so important because: The Tories have closed over 1200 Sure Start Centres.
- Over half a million children are being taught in classes of with over 30 children.
- Education Maintenance Allowance, which helped less well-off children fund their further education, has been abolished.
- Student university fees have tripled, making Higher Education less attractive for those who don’t want to be saddled with £30,000 student debt.
- A billion pounds has been taken out of the adult education system so it is nearly impossible to access training courses as an adult
The Tories have systematically withdrawn support or young people, if you are single and under 35 and lose your job, they expect you to move back in with mammy.. If you don't they will only give you enough jobseeker's allowance to share a house with strangers..
And don't forget about Council Cuts, this affects young people too, in our area Council run youth clubs have had to close, other services scaled back..
Children's health is also under attack:-
- Over two million children have health-related vulnerabilities, including 800,000 with mental health disorders.
- More than one in five children in their first year of primary school are overweight or obese, rising to one in three by the time they leave primary school.
- We have high levels of paediatric workforce vacancies, with almost one in five of paediatric trainee positions currently vacant.
- There’s been a drastic fall in the non-medical child health workforce, with 10% of school nurses, 11% of health visitors and 12% of district nurses lost to the NHS in the past two years.
- 46,211 children’s operations have been cancelled over the last four years.
Young people have not been a priority or even on the Governments agenda, so Mrs May "Too little,Too late" that's what I say!